The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

Only one: a Light-House Speaker. Light-Houses serve one of two functions: They send out a light that indicates safe harbor, illuminating hope and direction. A Light-House speaker is one who performs both functions simultaneously, to two opposing audiences.

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White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley.

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"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. " The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing. million in America pay 50% or more for housing.

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White House - The Pat Cipollone Hiring Spree

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law.com presents a laundry list of lawyers from BigLaw and law schools who have taken positions in the White House. They were invited in by Don McGahan's successor as head White House lawyer: Patrick Cipollone. 

The Haunted Cheever House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right in time for Halloween, Susan Cheever talks in The Wall Street Journal  about the family house, built in the state of New York in 1799. The house holds painful family secrets. The house also contains good memories which Susan recounts.

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Affordable Housing - New Kind of Messaging Is Needed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Creating affordable housing is a proposed solution to that. Contract law has taken over the business of residential property management. As this article in The Guardian points out, the terms and a condition of a lease could include how many people are allowed to reside. Go over that number and those whose name or names are on the lease can be evicted. Recent statistics indicate that 2.3 million can be evicted in a year.

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"Affordable Housing"- No Longer Just a Low-Income Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released a disconcerting report. " The economic experts define "cost burdened" as paying more than one-third of income for housing. million in America pay 50% or more for housing. Public relations and marketing communications firms can be in the front lines in lobbying for affordable housing. Here is a copy. Essentially, Landlord Nation is pushing even the middle class into financial distress.

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None of That Tiny House Stuff Here

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even if the current downturn in the housing market puts their sales plans on hold, they still are banking, literally, on extracting a king's ransom from their key asset.   A group calling itself the MicroMansion intends to build tiny houses with a market value between $75k to $100k.

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RESISTANCE! Underground Movement Inside the White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, a new kind of resistance initiative is taking shape inside the Trump White House. For instance, the head of legal in the White House - Don McGahn - is exiting this fall. Where tyranny is perceived to exist, resistance movements emerge.

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Breaking News On House Offer to Obama

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House Republicans spending $2 million to fight Gay Marriage

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White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

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“This is the White House calling…” A Last Minute Speech for Barack Obama

DeFinis Communications

Hi Dawn…This is Karen from the White House. To top it all off, less than one hour before the event itself, the White House staff asked that she not use any notes as she spoke. On Monday, September 21 st , my business associate and friend Dawn Josephson received the call of a lifetime.

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Media's Coverage of US House Oversight Committee Will Increase Exponentially

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been officially appointed to the U.S. House Oversight Committee. As anticipated, freshman U.S. Along with her have been appointed two other progressives - Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.    Here are details from Politico.

2019 52

Nancy Pelosi - Leadership in House in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House Minority leader progressive Nancy Pelosi. House leader since 2003. House minority leadership. The Drudge Report is making hay of the confusion and fear after the Republican win in the special election in Georgia.

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That Now House of Horrors That Jack Built - GE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not only were houses not selling. One joke is that the owners will wind up dying in those houses, frozen to death because they can't afford the heat. The House that Jack (Welch) built was collapsing.

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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The House: Tarnished Symbol for Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House has gone from being one kind of nest egg for retiring to the reason why more aging Americans have to remain in the workforce. Rather than the asset to leverage for a financially comfortable retirement, the house might have become an obstacle for the majority of the middle class.

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Dow Jones - White House Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Now America Has "Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House v. Donald McGahn"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House of Representatives. He was to discuss his activities when he had been head counsel in the White House and his interactions with the U.S. House v. House state is they are considering the process of impeachment.

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The White House & The Two First Ladies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After the grayness of the Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower years, Jackie Kennedy, along with her dashing husband, transformed the White House into a salon for global sophisticates. Older generations remember Jackie's historic televised tour of the White House.

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“Put White Back in the White House” Romney Supporter endorsing Racism

TJ Walker Interactive

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Will Mr. Smith (The UnCharisma) Go to the White House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He would be the analogue of the Mr. Smith Goes to the White House. Here in Ohio, U.S. Senator (Democrat) Sherrod Brown is staring opportunity in the face.

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White House - No, There Shouldn't Be The Omarosa Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Politico , for example, a headline screams that those in the White House are terrified what will come out on the tapes former staffer Omarosa will release. Great headlines are being made.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

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The New Aging - Bringing Back the Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They sold the family house in order to reduce the financial uncertainty of home ownership. One solution is to bring back that one-time popular living model: the boarding house. More than 40% of those over-50 fear running out of money. That's what Transamerica found. 

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Drudge Report & The Recount - A Pox on Both Your Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the message is: A pox on both your houses. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the meme of the recount. The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.

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Gourmet Coffee as Affordable Luxury - Maxwell House As Not Satisfying, Even at the First Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the business loop for Maxwell House never got that.   No surprise, Kraft Heinz can't sell Maxwell House. For example, recalling mac & cheese day at camp or the rite of passage of our first cup of Maxwell House.  It's a fun ritual.

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Jeff Skilling Heads to Halfway House & The Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In exchange for giving up the right to keep up his appeals, Skilling will be released from the minimum security Alabama prison to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. At one time, Jeff Skilling's name dominated the global media headlines.

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From the Schladetzky House to Hiding Under Desks During Cold War - Illusion of Safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The divorce was final. Kjersten E. Schladetzky and her two young sons probably felt "safe" from whatever the undertow had been. That assumption was wrong, dead wrong. All three were murdered by David Schladetzky, who after a standoff with police, committed suicide. 

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Humor Power

The annual White House Correspondents’ dinner is always a great study in roast-style humor It’s an opportunity for the President to use self-deprecation and to review the year with humor. Humor In Speaking Obama and O''Brien self-deprecation White House Correspondents'' Dinner

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White House Top Lawyer Don McGahn - Who Is His Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Washington Post broke the story yesterday that top White House lawyer Don McGahn, former Jones Day partner, allegedly knew of suspicions about Rob Porter's abuse of his two former spouses.

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Not All Corporations Outsourcing - Some Pulling Back Work In-House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the cuts in the number of outside counsel, in-house budgets and manpower are expanding. A growing role in in-house legal departments is the legal operations professional.

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Old-Fashioned Solution for Multi-Dimensional Problems: Bringing Back Boarding Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Actually, it's an old-fashioned one: a cool version of the boarding house. " Decades ago, television series and B-films about the wild west had featured those boarding houses. Most were flop houses

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Jack Welch Denies Referencing White House In Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Claim Huffpo

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Corporations & Communications - Will More Of Work Be Pulled In-House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, what this could generate is a disruption lethal to the agency business: More of the work will be pulled in-house. Except for those bet-the-ranch trials, so much more legal work is done in-house.

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Outplacement - New Halfway House for Displaced Over-40 Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Creating the Safety of Halfway House to Experiment. Outplacement as a halfway house for mature professionals establishes the kind of environment which facilitates what in marketing is called "A/B" testing. The best outplacement services tilt toward realism, not wild optimism.

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Friday = Cruellest Day of All in White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This Friday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was axed. Last Friday, head of White house communications Sean Spicer left.    Friday is turning out to be the cruelest day of all in the Trump Administration White House.

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Gabriel Sherman - Covering White House Theatrics Glutted Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, Sherman's focused on the theatrics of the Trump White House. White House. Photos of Roger Ailes and Bob Dilenschneider. Of course, a seasoned journalist like Gabriel Sherman will always find high-profile media assignments.

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Home Invasion Survivor William Petit Wins CT House Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently he ran as a Republican for the CT House. Few anticipated that the lone survivor of the fatal Connecticut home invasion, Dr. William Petit, would bounce back. His wife and two young daughters were murdered. He was badly injured.

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Can't Sell House - Retirement/Semi-Retirement On Hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is the lesson here: If you're planning to retire/semi-retire in the next 10 years, don't buy a house?   Increasingly, from those over-50 I coach I am hearing their angst about "not being able to sell the house." As MarketWatch reports, sales of both existing and new houses are down double-digits and inventory is up double-digits. Renting out the house which doesn't sell is less than an ideal option.

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